Respond to Racism, LO for LOve and the City of Lake Oswego invite you to the Juneteenth Celebration at City Hall. Learn about the importance of Juneteenth and ways to keep the conversation going on anti-racism and social justice at this free community event.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day, June 19, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free.
Events held on Juneteenth honor this monumental change in American history through celebration, education, advocacy and bringing communities together.
Here are the details about the event in Lake Oswego:
Juneteenth Celebration in Lake Oswego
The Juneteenth Celebration in Lake Oswego is taking place on Sunday, June 18 from 1-4 p.m.
Here’s the schedule of events for the celebration:
- A keynote address from Dr. Renee Mitchell, award-winning metro columnist for The Oregonian and visionary behind I Am M.O.R.E., a heART focused youth development program.
- Emcee and tunes from DJ Avelanche.
- Performances from Sebe Kan, a West African Drum and Dance troupe.
- Youth poetry.
- Local vendors.
- The unveiling of the mural Ms. Willie’s Dream at City Hall by local Portland Artist Sarah Farahat.
The event is free to attend.
Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave. at Lake Oswego. For more information, visit the City of Lake Oswego’s website.
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